Category: Environment & tourism

Calls for disaster risk reduction measures

Government has urged all civil protection structures to be on high alert ahead of the 2017 /2018 rainfall season that is likely to see the country experiencing heavy rains thereby increasing the risk of disasters. The call was made by the Deputy Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and National Housing, Cde Christoper Chingosho during commemorations of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction held in Plumtree this Friday. The rainy season has hardly begun but some communities are already counting their losses after strong winds and rains wreaked havoc in their areas. Government has therefore urged all civil...

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13 elephants killed in cyanide poising incident

13 elephants have been killed in a cyanide poising incident at Chikandakubi area in Victoria Falls with four tasks reported missing. The carcasses of the animals were discovered on Thursday near the Mnyemywe Springs near the Fuller Forestry. Of the 13 jumbos killed, four were females while the other nine were bull elephants. The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) says two people have been nabbed in connection with the cyanide poisoning incident which saw a total of 13 elephants being killed at Chikandakubi area in Hwange rural district. Zimparks said the arrest of the two has brought...

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Miss Tourism Zim auditions begin

Auditions for the 2017 Miss Tourism Zimbabwe have begun in Harare with a number of models from around the country turning out. More than 40 models from across the country graced the auditions this Friday ahead of the final event to be held on the 9th of December at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).  The auditions will be held for the next three days to give an opportunity to all willing participants across the country to be selected for the boot camp. Miss Tourism Zimbabwe Spokesperson, Spencer Manyemba said the auditions started on a high note and they are expecting more to come though. Only 18 models will be selected. Miss Tourism Zimbabwe pageant seeks to identify young Zimbabwean ladies who have got talents and can represent brand Zimbabwe on the international scene. A number of events and entertainment are lined up for the December grand...

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Vic Falls Int. Airport clearance time improves

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructure Development has applauded the improvement in the clearance time of tourists at the Victoria Falls International Airport but called for the full computerisation of the visa section. The move by the Immigration Department to beef up its staff at the Victoria Falls International Airport has ensured smooth movement of tourists who in the past raised concern over delays in processes. According to the department, all the 10 counters are now being manned and the average clearance time per person has gone down to about two minutes. Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport...

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Miss Tourism Zim 2017 date set

The Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2017 finals are pencilled for the 9th of December with over 100 contestants set to battle for top honours. The beauty pageant will showcase the talents of young Zimbabwean ladies who will seek to create a positive brand Zimbabwe on the international scene. The newly appointed Minister of Tourism, Environment and Hospitality Industry, Cde Edgar Mbwembwe said the government is committed to ensuring that the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe beauty pageant maintains continuity as it is a critical component to empower the girl child. To date, Miss Tourism Zimbabwe has received more than 200 applications from...

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